U. S. Drought Portal

The U. S. Drought Portal was created by NOAA who is taking the lead in implementing the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS). The U. S. Drought Monitor shows the current drought conditions in the U.S.

  1. What date is given for the map ?
  2. Looking at the map of the U.S. what region or state is currently experiencing the worst drought conditions?
  3. Choose a region of the U. S. and learn more about the drought conditions in that region:
    1. What region did you select?
    2. What is the date for the data presented?
    3. What areas of the region that you selected are experiencing the most drought conditions?
    4. What are the Drought Monitor Intensity values for those regions?
  1. California is one of the top agricultural production areas in the U. S. and therefore drought conditions can negatively affect agricultural yields. Choose California , and answer the following questions.
    1. What is the date for the data presented?
    2. What are the current drought conditions? Generally describe the conditions.